AUBURN — Carolyn Joseph from St. Dominic Academy was selected to attend the 2010 Congressional Academy, which was held from June 27 to July 9.

The Congressional Academy for American History and Civics led current high school juniors in a careful study of the pivotal turning points in American history memorialized by the Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address and the “I Have a Dream” speech.

There were 112 high school juniors from across the country selected to participate in the Congressional Academy. The professors conducting the Congressional Academy are among the finest scholars of American history and government.

Participating students spent two weeks in Washington, D.C., with day trips to Philadelphia and Gettysburg, studying the American Revolution and Founding, the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement. During their stay, participants were surrounded by the streets and halls, the battlefields, public places and private lodgings where the history they studied took place.

The Congressional Academy is coordinated by the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information on the Congressional Academy, visit

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